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Creativity Explored

Andrew Li

A true product of his native Shanghai, Andrew Li's (b. 1962) most frequent subjects are cityscapes in motion. From Li's ink-splattered process emerges a representation of how the eye reads the urban environment - how it latches onto certain details and summarizes others, making sense of all the dizzying activity on a busy street.

In 2009, his rendering of a San Francisco Muni bus and its passengers was chosen to adorn an Actions REALized skateboard deck produced by Real Skateboards and Deluxe Distribution. Li's illustrations were also used throughout the San Francisco Muni Accessible Services Guide.

Li joined the Creativity Explored studio in 1990, and his work has been exhibited nationally and internationally (See below). 

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Samples of Li's work





Selected Exhibitions

2017
Black White, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Outsider Art Fair 2017, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY

2016
Om, I'm Home, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Outside the Zoo, art museum VERSI, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
Andrew Li: My Life Here and There, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2015
FourSquared, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013
Outsider Artists, Oakland International Airport, Oakland, CA
Outside In: The Art of Inclusion, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland

2012
Creativity Explored at Ambach & Rice, Ambach & Rice, Los Angeles, CA
ArtPadSF, Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco, CA
Are We There Yet?, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2011
The Museum of Everything: Exhibition #4, Selfridges, London, UK
SMALL, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Fresh Flowers, Boston University College of Fine Arts - Sherman Gallery, Boston, MA
The Masters, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
4 Real 4 Faux Animating the Vernacular, Truman State University Art Gallery, Kirksville, MO

2010
Ritual/Habitual, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Spectrum, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Tiger Leaping Gold Mountain, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Santos y Otros Creatures, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2009
Andrew Li, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2008
one of these does not belong, Adobe Books Back Room Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2006
Nature Rules, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Vessels, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2005
Aliens: the Green Ones, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2004
Radiant Spaces: Private Domain, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
You Are Here, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Functionable, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Critters, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2003
Dialogue Project at Funabashi Cure Gallery, Funabashi Cure Gallery, Funabashi, Japan
Fired and Wired, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Hello There Friend, Christine Burgin Gallery, New York, NY

2002
This Is My Family, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2001
New Works on Wood, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2000
Created in California, Berenberg Gallery, Boston, MA

1999
Animals, Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, CA
Bay Area Now 2, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

1998
Whipper Snapper Nerd - Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery , New York, NY
Whipper Snapper Nerd - Mark Moore Gallery, Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1997
Whipper Snapper Nerd - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts , Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA